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Travel Diary
Keep up to date with my travels. Get inspiration from my holiday bookings, what to do, what to take and of course tips on how to get a bargain holiday and make your money for further on holiday.

Travel diaries -Discovering Africa Sierra Leone lookbook -day 1

I am somewhat used to the Africa heat but damn it’s hot hear in Sierra Leone.  Deciding what to wear has not been easy. 

Trying to avoid mosquito bite has been number 1 for me.  So I tried to balance this task with managing the heat.

Lace camisole mets palazzo trousers. I travel with at least one pair of palazzo trousers to every holiday.  They look great and super easy to wear.

Today we we went for lunch at Crown in Freetown and then relaxed to have icecream at Gina’s which was next door.

Thank God for Gina’s.  WiFi and icecream …yum yum. 

I always worry about having icecream in Africa.  Expecially with the heat and unstable electricity.  That said… the milkshake and frozen yogurt bought from Gina’s was delicious.

I think I have just found my daily hangout.  πŸ‘

-Camisole from Marks and Spencer

-Palazzo trousers from Zara

-Mules from Primark

-Handbag from LV
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Travel Diaries Discovering- Sierra Leone

Greetings from Sierra Leone. I have always wanted to explore Africa and I have started in SL. 

I had so much anxieties about going to an African Country other than Nigerian.  Only God knows why I chose Sierra Leone but am here now. 

Can I just say that I have met some of the nicest people here. Everyone has been so helpful and just NICE.

Sadly, there are direct flights here. So I made a stop at Amsterdam on a KLM flight.  

I loved that the airport had LIGHT and was air-conditions. … yes we count the little things too.  To top things off all my luggage arrived.

My biggest shock came when I learnt that we need to use a speedboat to cross to the mainland. Scared is an understatement.

I didn’t come out here to die! 

What would my mother say. At this point I couldn’t go back so I braved it. I could hardly see where I was going. Clenching my friends hand and prayers in my heart, one step at a time I made it over the long shakey bridge and onto the speed boat.   There was AC … I live for AC in Africa and entertainment.

We were offered refreshments which helped to make the 45 mind ride go quick. This was verthe bumpy ride. Not for those who suffer from sea sickness.

I was so impressed by the way they carried all our luggage from the airport to the mainland.  Nothings went missing.

I really can’t help but compare Sierra Leone with Nigeria.  A part of me things that they are better organised here. I had to remind myself that this is barely day one.  I will keep you guys posted on how I get alone.

The internet is not great. I will do my best to write and post as much as I can.  

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Travel Diaries – Slogan Β Tee

Ever had difficulty expressing yourself? slogan Tee’s are a great way to get it off your chest… literally. 

I love the dramatic effects of slogan Tee’s. .. so eye catching and you can you get your message out in a snapshot.

Whether shop bought or customised have fun with your slogan Tee’s.  Enjoy the words ….they are your accessories.

Till the next post. see you soon. 

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Travel diaries – City bike tour

Yes guys…. City bike tour.  I love becoming a total tourist when on holiday.  Learning the city or the country and of- course taking a ton of pictures.

This time, we did things differently.  I have always wanted to trade my car for bicycles.  So i dived at the opportunity of a city tour.  It was so great having the wind and.. rain ..(dont ask) beat on my face.

I literally cycled back to my youth.

The bike and a tour guide cost approximately Β£20.  I would recommend renting E- Bikes to avoid over working your leg when cycling up hill.

What I loved most was the ability to quickly hop off my bike, take some pictures and off to the next location.  No weather

Despite getting rained on, I was so pleased that I managed to keep up with the 3 hours city tour.

Your probably wondering what to wear.  I figured that it I was going to be seen riding a bike, I wanted to look by best.  I had on dda  full face of makeup, hair curled and the cutest autumn leaves print wrap dress.

Comfortable shoes is a must!

I would also recommend packing a jacket or some outer wear  so no matter the weather you can have a good cycle.

Thanks for stopping by.  I had such a great time with the city bike tour.  I would love to hear your experiences of a bike tour in the comments box below.  Next  I would like to try a segway tour.

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Travel diaries – Sexy leather and stripes.

I can’t help but notice the amount of textures making a comeback this season. From velvet to further to leather. I simply love them all. 

I have been making the most of my pleather trouser. I totally get why leather is association with being sexy. The slick fabric has a great hand feel and gives a great shape. 

I paired my pleather trouser with a striped shirt dress for a complete chic finish.  vertical stripes are great for giving a slimmer appearance.

 a good pair of sandals transforms any outfit; plus I got to show off my amazing chrome pedicure which an obsessed with. 

My bag and shoes added some dimension to this outfit with a pop of colour.

Thanks for reading to the end. More travel looks to follow.

Stripes shirt dress – New look 

Pleather trousers – New Look

Nude sandals – Marks and  Spencer 

Handbag- Zara

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Travel diaries – Protecting your Jewellery on holiday.


Hey lovelies, I thought I would share this  blog post following my own experiences when traveling with jewellery.

Jewellery definitely adds something special to holiday outfits. However, I was quick to learn that if you do not take care … you could end up in a hot tangle.

1. Store your jewellery in a small bag or pouch when travelling. This somewhat minimises tangling.

2. If your idea of a good holiday involves laying on the beach soaking up the sun. You may want to consider taking off all  jewellery in the sun as they can get pretty heated.  This will also reduce the chances of any unsightly tan lines.

3. Avoid exposing your jewelleries to sun lotion, chemical and salt water.  This can speed up the oxidation process. No body lies tarnished jewellery.

4.  Finally, should you decide to travel with your priced gems, be sure to use the safety deposit box , if this is available in your hotel room.

Thanks for reading to the end.  Please feel free to leave any further suggestions on ways to protect jewellery when on holiday in the comments box below.

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Travel diaries – Cargo shorts… are not dead.

I have started getting into shorts and decided to buy cargo shorts for my recent trip. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

They seemed fairly easy going and just want I needed for the hot climate. 

I didnt think these Cotton Cargo shorts looked so bad with high neck sleeveles’s shirt and my Sam Edelman Fringed Sandals.

High neck sleeveless shirt – New look 

Cotton Cargo shorts – Marks and Spencer 

Fringed Sandals – Sam Edalmam 
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Travel diaries -Side split Maxi dress

Summer is not over until we feature a maxi dress. I was in two minds about this dress because it’s much shorter than I would have preferred; but I couldn’t resist the colour. 

I think I was saved my side split. A little sexiness and some movement ….I love. 

My top tip for wearing ankle swinging maxi dresses is to make sure your shoe / sandal game is on fire.   Your feet are going to be showcased. Make sure they do not disappoint.

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Maxi dress- Marks and Spencer 

Sandals – Hobbs 

Handbag – Zac Posen
 

Travel diaries- Destination Birthday

My love for traveling has multipled over the years. I love getting to see different parts of the world;the foods, the people, art and culture. 

I have been privilaged to spend another birthday in a different country. In all honesty… this is by far the longest birthday celebrations. It seems as though I have been celebrating since I got here on Monday 19th of September  and I am sure the celebrations will continue long after the 23rd. 

Birthdays are not quite right without cake. I went back to the Fontanella tea garden for some delicious cake and breathtaking views.

I ended the day with dinner by the yacht marines. Had the most delicious salad. I did not know that salads could be so tasty. 

See you soon.  X
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Travel diaries -Blue Bardot dress

It’s so frustrating when dresses that are supposed to be knee length come up so short that you dare not wear it without tights or leggings. 

This is even more annoying when the dress is labelled as ‘Tall’…. why wasn’t some additional length added? 

I spotted this dress and was drawn to the cut-out detail and embroidery. The  bardot style was a added bonus and total trending.  

I didn’t feel exposed by this length and accessorized with gold accessories. 

I absolutely love the scolloped edges on this dress.. so pretty. 

Let me know about dresses experiences. 

TALL Cutout Bardot Dress- Topsham

Black sandals- Hobbs

Sunglasses – Matthew Williamson

Gold chain bag – Micheal Kors


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